"Ota."- Swahili for Grow / Bask / Dream. So much potential in three letters. (via peacecorpstanzania)
Guyana - 2009
A Peace Corps Volunteer works as dance instructor at the National Dance School in San Salvador - 1974
Celebrating a comfort from home
Mauritania - 2007
Zaire (present Democratic Republic of the Congo) - 1974
This marks the end of a long two weeks at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC. These Moroccan weavers pose in front of the rugs they just finished weaving and cut off the looms. Today Khadija, Fatima, and Peace Corps Volunteer Anna fly back to Morocco. Until soon, inchallah!
Peace Corps Volunteer Shelia Slemp is joined by Ukrainian friends for a cooking demonstration at the Folklife Festival. They are cooking red borscht — beet based soup enjoyed with smetana (sour cream).
Later in the week, Slemp is singing, acting, and dancing with the Opika Performance Group, a group of nine young students from Ukraine. The group also educates the community, through performance art, about quality of life issues impacting Western Ukraine.